When you’re considering a potential career change, there will be many factors for you to think through. If you’re looking for a skilled position in which you will be part of a team performing a vital function, you may find that payroll positions hold the answer for you.
Every business needs payroll, whether it is an internal position within a small business, or a corporate role within a large payroll provider, and this can be a great option when you value job security. Talk to us at CareerWise about how you can find a great payroll position, and find out more about the qualifications and skills you’ll need. In Ireland, this is usually the IPASS Certificate in Payroll Techniques, which is a nationally recognised qualification.
1. Opportunities to develop. Many skills are useful within a payroll position, including accuracy, flexibility, and an ability to remain calm under pressure. The technical skills you will use may be developed as you progress, and with additional training and CPD, you will have the opportunity to develop further skills throughout your career.
2. A reliable career. In the current financial climate, many jobs are under threat or at risk of being side lined. Payroll, however, is an essential sector that will continue to develop as technology provides ever more sophisticated solutions that require increasingly skilled operatives.
3. Potential to develop. Every business needs payroll, so it isn’t just a great secure job, but a role that can offer opportunities for development throughout payroll providers and in individual businesses. You can map out a rewarding career path within the payroll sector, or you can be open to opportunities to develop your skills and use the knowledge you have acquired.
4. International opportunities. The potential for international work as part of a payroll team is excellent, since Ireland is home to many multinational businesses and many companies that operate within the EU. The options are numerous, and you will find that it is possible to develop your career in almost any direction when you become a payroll specialist.
Here at CareerWise, we specialise in the multinational sector in Ireland, with expertise in the Medical Device, Sciences/Pharma and ICT industries, as well as Engineering, Supply Chain and Finance. Our friendly team are on hand to help you find exactly what you are looking for, whether you want a new and challenging job in a growing sector, or whether you’re an employer seeking dynamic new talent for your business.
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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